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Point Reyes Walkabout

Follow the footsteps of author and biologist Jules Evens as he hikes every inch of trail in Point Reyes National Seashore, which turns 50 years old in 2012. Support the work of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association by donating to the Point Reyes Walkabout campaign.

All Abuzz on Muddy Hollow Trail

August 24, 2012 by Jules Evens

“Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to ...

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Abbott’s Lagoon Photo Gallery

August 13, 2012 by Jules Evens

A visit to Abbott’s Lagoon always proves rewarding and never fails to offer a fresh experience. I’ve strolled down to the main lagoon dozens of times over the years and each visit is unique and memorable.


In the Fog Drip at Point Reyes

August 04, 2012 by Jules Evens

“To find new things, take the path you took yesterday.” —John Burroughs I was thinking about John Burroughs, “the Grand ...

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Point Reyes: Palomarin to Bear Valley

July 04, 2012 by Jules Evens

Last night, for the first time in their 132-year rivalry, the San Francisco Giants swept the L.A. Dodgers with a shutout. This morning my granddaughter, Kalia, took her first steps and the Supreme Court upheld "Obamacare." To celebrate, I decided to take a long "walkabout."


Nabokov’s Blues along the Estero Trail

June 20, 2012 by Jules Evens

Searching for butterflies at Point Reyes--and finding them! Hike along with Jules Evens on a 7.5 mile loop with planty of winged beauty.

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Olema Valley Trail: Texiera Ranch to Five Brooks. (4.7 miles one-way)

June 06, 2012 by Jules Evens

Stinging nettles and horsetail, plus lots of wildflowers, on the trail at Point Reyes.

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A Naturalist’s Vow at Point Reyes: Obedience to Awareness

June 02, 2012 by Jules Evens

Jules Evens continues his year-long trek on all the trails of Point Reyes. this time out, it's the Bayview Trail, short on views but long on wildlife and the interesting ecological processes of the bishop pine forest, much of which burned in the 1995 Vision Fire.

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In the Splash Zone at Point Reyes

May 26, 2012 by Jules Evens

In his quest to hike every trail at Point Reyes, Jules Evens takes a short walk rich in wildlife sightings, from butterflies to black oystercatchers.

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Eight Miles at Point Reyes for a Warbler, with Bonus Damselflies and More

May 22, 2012 by Jules Evens

Jules Evens heads out on an eight-mile loop, timed with the nesting, and singing, of some of Point Reyes's least-common warblers. Follow along and see what else he finds!

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An Easter morning hike in Point Reyes’s Church of Nature

April 17, 2012 by Jules Evens

Hiking along Drakes Estero, Jules Evens meditates on eelgrass, sea geese, and the footprint of humanity in a wild place.


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